nairobi metropolitan services plans to charge for services at the new green park terminus
Green Park Terminus
byMay 4, 2021
The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) plans to charge a token fee for certain services at the newly built Green Park terminus. The agency stated that the token fee would be levied according to the activities allowed to take place within the terminal, and the cost will be used to maintain the Sh200 million terminal.
"The park will operate a certain fee, a token fee, which enables its sustainability. It will translate to what activities will be within the park, what traders will sell, use of the ablution blocks, among others."
"If I put an ablution block to be completely free you are killing it. How will it be sustained? We have the toilets in the CBD where people pay and the money is used to keep the place clean and pay those who keep it clean," Eng Ochieng added.
Ochieng further stated that the terminal has to be maintained at high standards, which can only be achieved by charging the token fee and that the fees will be structured such that certain people pay the amount while others, like persons living with disabilities or the elderly, can use the toilets free of charge.
"It is under consideration and we are yet to finalize on it. Once finalized, we shall make it public where the Director-General Major General Mohamed Badi will announce the same at some certain stage," stated Eng Ochieng.